Great Jones Street

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Pan Macmillan, 2011 - Fiction - 249 pages
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‚e~Brilliant, deeply shocking‚e(tm) New York Review of Books Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity. He leaves his band mid-tour and holes up in a dingy, unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street. Unfortunately, his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest . . . DeLillo‚e(tm)s third novel is more than a musical satire: it probes the rights of the individual, foreshadows the struggle of the artist within a capitalist world and delivers a scathing portrait of our culture‚e(tm)s obsession with the lives of the few. ‚e~DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, with a sense of proportion and style which these would-be giants often lack‚e(tm) Irish Times

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There is a difference between 'favorite' and 'best,' and this book falls somewhere between both categories. The prose is gorgeous, spinning, funny, and too much. It's like sucking a milkshake full of ... Read full review

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The book that best captures the spirit of rock n' roll happens to be about walking away from the lifestyle. Well, I shouldn't say "walking," as protagonist Bucky Wunderlick doesn't do much walking, or ... Read full review

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Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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